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and respect our men and women in uniform here in south carolina. a few things make me as proud as the level of patriotism that just radiates off our state and her people. when i make that call to the families who just lost a loved one, i promised them the people of south carolina will wrap their arms around them. may god continue to bless you and your volunteers for their service. [ applause ] we have another very special guest with us tonight, a hard core rock star. brigadier general lori reynolds. the commanding general of one of the greatest military institutions that's ever existed. the marine corps recruit depot parris island. if you don't believe me, tour it yourself. but take mid a vice, don't mess with this general. the marine corps has been there since 1815 and has trained there for every major conflict of the 20th and 21st centuries. we're so proud of our marine corps, so proud that the most impressive marine training facility in the world is located right here in south carolina. and so proud that general lori reynolds now calls the palmetto state home. thank you, general. i now a
. >> thank you, new hampshire. >> mitt romney scored a decisive victory. >> the south carolina at surprise. newt gingrich wins. >> we will suspend our campaign effective today. we are not done fighting. >> mitt romney is the winner in texas. >> mitt romney has 30 more delegates than he needs to win the republican nomination. >> my running mate and the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> mitt romney took his running mate for a test driver in nascar country. >> all i am asking is we go back to the rates under bill clinton, for folks like me. >> i am not going to shut up. it is my turn. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> you must vote and you must reelect president barack obama. >> thank you. we draw strength from our victories and we learn from our mistakes. >> the pressure was on mitt romney, who needed a turnaround. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it is math. it is arithmetic. >> fighting for obamacare instead of jobs. >> barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> i have a question, and the quest
strom thurman story. when you go and do research in south carolina and you go into archives and people ask you what you're writing about and you tell themstrom thurmond, they say, let me tell you my story. you can't throw a stone in south carolina without hitting somebody with a great story about strom thurmond. so my story about strom thurmond bulletins in late july, 1992, and i'm on a flight from washington, dc to charlotte, north carolina. and i'd been an intern that summer up on capitol hill. and one of my regrets of the summer was that i had never seen strom thurmond. all my fellow interns said, you got to see strom thurmond. he is such an unusual appearance about him. and i didn't know what they meant really about that. but i had my suspicions. so i'm on the flight, and i look ahead in front of me and see a man who has these orange colored hair, practically. so brightly colored, and first generation hair plugs, and shows you how slow i am. i think to myself, that must be what strom thurmond's head looks like and of course it was strom thurmond. nye that when people were trying to
cardinal finish 12-2 and a likely top 5 ranking outback bowl - michigan vs south carolina steve spurrier the 'ole ball coach 1st quarter/ 7-3 south carolina ace sanders returns the punt 66 yards for a tochdown 14-3 south carolina 4th quarter/ 22-21 michigan jadeveon clowney with the big hit forces the fumble then recovers the ball with his free hand south carolina devin gardner hit jeremy gallon for the 17-yard touchdown pass 28-27 17 seconds left dylan thompson who was in for the injured starter puts it up for bruce ellington who makes the catch. cuts left and scores the winning northwestern ended 63 years of postseaon futility today head coach pat fitzgerald leading the wildcats to their first bowl win since 1949 gator bowl - northwestern vs mississippi st. pat fitzgerald and northwestern looking for their first bowl win since 1949 1st quarter/ scoreless tyler russell is intercepted by quintin williams whore turns it 30 yards for the touchdown 7-0 northwestern 3rd quarter/ 20-13 northwestern kain colter can't find a receiver so he takes off and runs 31 yards to the 4-yard- line next pl
. now to south carolina and michigan in the outback bowl. fourth quarter, michigan tries handing off, but clowney is there, he knocks the runner's helmet off and forces the fumble. south carolina recovers and would eventually score the touchdown on the next drive. end of the game, 16 seconds left, dillon thompson finds bruce ellington, 32-yard score. south carolina wins it the at end 33-28. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," more on speaker boehner. he becomes public enemy number one for some conservatives after he sends the fiscal cliff bill to the house floor for an up or down vote where it passed with democratic support. we will break don't winners and losers. joe, mika and the "morning joe" crew. when we come back, we'll huddle up around the water cooler and preview the most ridiculous laws taking effected in 2013. let's say it will not be a good year if you're a bobcat hunter or a swamp buggy owner. "way too early" coming right back. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choo
for the rules to change. >> congressman from south carolina saying he's not going to support the measure. >> my difficulty with it is it's not paid for. we're borrowing this additional money to do this. it's wrong. >> it's dpul of pork and it's not paid for. >> jon: that's crazy. you you are a man from south carolina you've got a problem putting anything in pork. for god's sakes. south carolina has a pork-based economy. your state had no problem accepting aid after hugo and gafton. turns out there's republican officials in the northeast and they would like a word with you folks. >> to my colleagues who are from states with disasters recently who decided we need change the rules of the game, shame on you. >> new jersey does not expect anything more than what was done for louisiana, alabama and mississippi in katrina. if they want to make new rules about disaster, well, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with. >> jon: my state. [cheers and applause] nice state you representing. be a real shame fit ended upping like new delaware. you never heard of new delaware? that's right. what i
ford has joined the field of south carolina republicans running for a recently open congressional seat. he office after a scandal involving a mistress. he promises to fight against wasteful government spending. can he convince voters though? >> reporter: former south carolina governor mark san ford said he is running for congress because there's a lot he can do if voters can for give him for the scandal that derailed his political career. >> am i a flawed warrior? yes, but i'm a warrior nonetheless in trying make a difference in d.c. >> reporter: in 2009, the republican married father of four boys disappeared for five days. he confessed that the previous story of hiking on a trail was a lie. admitting that he went to visit his mistress out of the country. >> i have been unfaithful to my wife. i developed a relationship with a -- what started as a dear, dear friend from argentina. >> reporter: he finished his term but was fined. he has divorced and now is engaged. but sanford said that three and a half years later he hopes that the voters will judge him on the years he spent here as gov
in his first term as mayor of columbia south carolina. and mayor scott smith, a republican from mesa arrest arrest. i want to begin with you mayor smith. give us an economic snapshot of your city, what you are facing as you embark on your second temple. guest: we have said there is no more bad news. we hit the bottom a year and a half ago and since then it's been a slow but steady improvement. arizona hit the bottom with foreclosures. we got hit in one of the worst ways in the housing boom but we are coming back. there is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. our city revenues have increased after about a three or four year slide. we are hovering at around 8% of unemployment over the december inflammation of the construction industry. but we are like a lot of the country we are in that steady low looking for that bump but it's not yet coming. host: your greatest employers who are they? guest: we are very much aerospace. we have a large airport and so aerospace and defense is big for us. so when we look at things like sequestration it has a huge impact on us. host: and the t
.taking on the wolverines. outback bowl - michigan vs south carolina steve spurrier the 'ole ball coach 1st quarter/ 7-3 south carolina ace sanders returns the punt 66 yards for a tochdown 14-3 south carolina 4th quarter/ 22-21 michigan jadeveon clowney with the big hit forces the fumble then recovers the ball with his free hand under 4 minutes left/ 27-22 south carolina devin gardner hit jeremy gallon for the 17-yard touchdown pass 28-27 michigan 17 seconds left dylan thompson who was in for the injured starter puts it up for bruce ellington who makes the catch. cuts left and scores the winning touchdown final: 33-28 south northwestern hadn't won a bowl game since 1949.longest drought in college football the drought ended today in the gator bowl against mississippi state gator bowl - northwestern vs mississippi st. pat fitzgerald and northwestern looking for their first bowl win since 1949 1st quarter/ scoreless tyler russell is intercepted turns it 30 yards for the touchdown 7-0 northwestern 3rd quarter/ 20-13 northwestern kain colter can't find a receiver so he takes off and trevor seimien 4-yard t
scott of south carolina, the first black republican senator in more than 30 years. congress now has a record number of women in both chambers, 81 in the house and 20 in the senate. the house narrowly reelected john boehner as house speaker despite criticism from party conservatives over his handling of the so-called fiscal cliff. the new congress faces another looming showdown over the debt ceiling and possible spending cuts delayed under the fiscal cliff deal. john boehner addressed the debt thursday in his opening speech. >> as speaker, i pledge to listen and to do all i can to help all of you carry out your oath of office that we are all about to take. because in our hearts we know it is wrong to pass this debt onto our kids and grandkids, now we have to be willing, truly willing to make this problem right. >> house speaker john boehner faced a massive backlashes week after initially canceling a vote on relief for superstorm sandy. the house is expected to vote on the first round of aid today. gun-control advocates introduced legislation on the first day of the new congress to ba
as veronica. the south carolina couple that she's known as mommy and daddy for most of her life is fighting to get her back. they petitioned the u.s. supreme court to overturn the ruling that took her away from them and gave her biological father custody of little veronica. and now veronica lives in another state altogether. in a private conference room tomorrow, the supreme court justices will discuss this case and they'll decide whether or not they are even going to review it. the court's decision will most certainly shape these two families' futures and possibly a lot of other futures, too. here's randi kaye. >> this is video from the last time matt and melanie capobianco saw veronica, new year's eve 2011. they had raised her for two years and were in the process of adopting her when a south carolina family court ordered them to hand her over to her biological father. >> do you think it was in her best interest? >> i think so. >> reporter: a man veronica had never even met. >> for a little girl to be put in a car with strangers and driven to oklahoma having no recourse or control over it
. of course, that's in addition to washing your hands. >> former south carolina governor mark sanford is going to run for congress. sanford, you might recall, was a rising star in the republican party until revelations of an extra marital affair, a secret trip and a cover-up all led to his resignation in an odd public apology in 2009. >> the bottom line is this, i have been unfaithful to my wife. i developed a relationship with a friend from argentina. i also want to apologize to my staff because as much as i talked going to the appalachian trail, i didn't want to -- >> the governor did end up in argentina to visit his mistress who is now his fiancee, we should note, waiting for governor sanford when he returned was a reporter for south carolina's paper of record. the state newspaper, that reporter, gina smith now the lead political reporter for "the island packet." good to see you. >> it's great to see you. don't you wish you were in south carolina where you could cover the story for back in your home state? >> there's never a shortage of political news in the palmetto state. for folks not fa
. it is the hit of the year on the first day of the year. michigan and south carolina in the out back bowl. 15 seconds left. dillon thompson and bruce ellington and good night, game over and drive home safely. a 32-yard touchdown as the gamecocks of south carolina stunned michigan in the final moments 33-28. nfl news and the 49ers may have a new kicker in the playoffs. today they signed a 10-year veteran who has bounced around some. this after david akers missed two more field goals. he hit on 69 percent. he had notable misses like last year in the afc championship game. he was cut by the redskins this midseason. he may have open competition for the kicking job and practice this week. from the nba the warriors will welcome blake griffin and the clippers. this is how he welcomed blake. the clips had won 17 games in a row. the nuggets ending that. mcgee with a wingspan of a tara -- teradactyl. 92-78 nuggets the final. the clippers 17-game win streak comes to an end and they xome to -- they come to oakland against the warriors. abc7 sports brought brought to you by river rock casino. >> coming up
yardage and gave them a first down. the south carolina team and the south carolina fans were shocked including this three-year-old future sportscaster. she broke down when she thought the refs were long. >> see? the ball is supposed to be in here. but see it's here. and the white and black socks? the football is really not touching that. >> yeah. >> exactly. >> ref, what's your problem? see that? >> aida foster is her name. she gets her analyst chops from her mother. >> she knows her stuff. >> can't you see it? it's right there. >> i love that video. >> we'll be hiring her in about 15 years. >> nightly news is next and we have more local news at 6:00. a quick check of the forecast? >> it's always ready for you guys. we'll expect upper 20s and low 30s tomorrow morning. next chance of showers saturday night and sunday you'll need the umbrella. >> thanks for watching. see you at 6:00. >> good night. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it w
. it is the hit of the year on the first day ofhe year. michigan and south carolina in the out back bowl. 15 seconds left. dillon thompson and bruce ellington and good night, game over and drive home safely. a 32-yard touchdown as the gamecocks of south carolina stunned michigan in the final moments 33-28. nfl news and the 49ers may have a new kicker in the playoffs. today they signed a 10-year veteran who has bounced around some. this after david akers missed two more field goals. he hit on 69 percent. he had notable misses like last year in the afc championship game. he was cut by the redskins this midseason. he may have open competition for the kicking job and practice this week. from the nba the warriors will welcome blake griffin and the clippers. this is how he welcomed blake. the clips had won 17 games in a row. the nuggets ending that. mcgee with a wingspan of a tara -- teradactyl. 92-78 nuggets the final. the clippers 17-game win streak comes to an end and they xome to -- they come to oakland against the warriors. abc7 sports brought brought to you by river rock casino. >> coming up
that was found in hollywood, south carolina. this is what the dog looked like beforehand. and this is what the dog looked like after its new haircut and bath. the dog was stuck in what's called pluff mud. a gooey. smelly mud found in parts of south carolina. it took about two hours but the charleston animal society finally freed this nine to twelve month old dog. no one knows who the owner is but in the meantime the muddy waters. >> the warriors battle the division leading clippers in a martin luther king day matinee. gary has those highlights straight ahead plus. it's a story we'll be hearing about the next two weeks. brother's jim and john harbaugh.head to head for the super bowl championship. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't
. i hope you brought your photos again. >> they were sharecroppers in south carolina. >> what do you you think they would make of a day like this? >> oh, my goodness. they really wouldn't have words. we thought -- we never thought we'd live to see this. >> reporter: rather than ease racial tensions the first obama term has made them worse. mable disagrees. >> how would you characterize the level of race relations in today? >> it's a thousand times better. i love america. i don't want to live anywhere else. it's best place to live in the world. >> regardless -- >> if we had to do it over again i would not change a thing. i'll be back in four years. >> with the coat? >> with the coat. every year it will have more people in it. >> beautiful. >> reporter: and then joan and reginald green. they were here 50 years ago when dr. king spoke of his dream at the feet of lincoln. before that they were jailed in jackson, mississippi as defiant freedom riders risking life, limb and liberty for the cause of civil rights. and four years ago they were in tears as barack obama fulfilled the dream. >>
in south carolina facing michigan in the out back bowl from tampa florida. defb into gym gee. 17 yard touchdown. the two point conversions fails. michigan leads by 1. dillon thompson. hits as he throw s and caught by bruce ellington with 11 seconds to go. south carolina defeats michigan 33-28. also the gator bowl. 34-20 win first bowl game since 1939. and college hoops, maryland defeats 81-63 for 12th straight win. highlights later on tonight as the wizards look for their second win in three games. >> all right. one last look at the forecast. >> up next couple days pretty chilly. temperatures only in the upper 30s. some clouds on friday. temperature of 40 degrees as we warmup on saturday. lots of sunshine for the next several days. >> all right. thanks. and the news is always on myfoxdc.com. back here tonight at 10:00. tmz on tv is coming up next. irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicin®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast, wherever you are. i dropped the itch. free yourself from embarrassing scalp itch. drop the itch
, but not a lot of nasty weather out there. showers in south carolina and a little activity along the texas coast but that is about it, just cold dry air dominates much of the country as we go throughout the day. and you can see that rain exiting areas, especially of north carolina during the morning. morning commute from raleigh, durham area, from the coastal areas, north carolina out to the outer banks. you'll have a little wet weather but that's about it. here's your forecast for this wednesday. with 30s across the heartland in new england. a little snow flurry activity in minneapolis. that's a look at the national forecast. now, here's a look at the weather outside of your wind. >> well, areas like memphis, tennessee, have been very cold. i think we're going to hit the peak of it, though. i think we'll warm things up in the middle of the weekend. a lot of people are enjoying it in the middle of the nation. it's been very cold. >>> well, sandy hook students prepare to go back to school. >>> penn state fights back with a major lawsuit against the ncaa. >>> plus, a member of the paparazzi killed
. south carolina taking on michigan in the outback bowl. the monster hit here. it goes flying here as they recover that fumble. a big hit there. michigan is down by five as they connected them 17 yards for the touchdown. the conversion will bring up one. with just under 20 seconds left, south carolina responds. dillon thompson, prayer of the past caught here by bruce. the game cocks reveal 33-28 the first time the old ball coach has ever beaten michigan. just up the road in orlando, georgia, nebraska, in the capital one bowl. in the first, picked off by will thompson as he takes it 29 yards to the house. on the next georgia play, murray gets revenge, they launch 75 yards for the strike. all to tevarius king. a false move. starts to pile on as he takes the swing pass for 88 yards and the bulldogs win 35-31 getting 12 wins for just the third time in school history. >>> sane in florida. on the east coast in jacksonville, taking on northwestern in the gator bowl. bulldogs' pass is intercepted as he takes it 29 yards to the house. wildcats strike first and often. northwestern beat missi
. it's funny. >>> and finally, organizers in is south carolina put the tip theiring toughs to the incredible mobile flower arrangements that will make up the 124th tournament of roses parade. marching bands and floats are ready to go and you can watch the entire parade right here on nbc. >>> now to sports. let's get started with college football. good appetite yesterday. clemson down to the kick. time's running out, it's good. clemson upsets number 8 lsu. 25-24. in the sun bowl, georgia tech wins over usc. and the music city bowl, jordan rodgers ran for another score. and the commodores beat north carolina state. to the liberty bowl, three touchdowns beat iowa state 31-17. there are six more games today. starting with the gator bowl. mississippi state against northwestern. then it's purdue versus oklahoma state. and the heart of dallas bowl. and the outback bowl, number 10, south carolina faces number 18, michigan. now to the capital one bowl. number 7 georgia against the 16th ranked cornhuskers. the rose bowl pits withes with. and 15 illinois faces 12th ranked florida stat
on the executive action in response to that, republican jeff duncan of south carolina said in a statement, the founding fathers never envisioned executive orders to restrict the constitutional rights. we live in a republic, not a dictatorship. referring the president threatening executive order. do you believe that there are some who will attempt to use that comment tomorrow as an excuse to fuel the fire? you've got protests at the state capitol in denver, colorado, yesterday. as the state legislature convened and they were considering new gun restrictions. >> well, i don't think they're going to go that far but i think what you see is a common ground. there's talk of background checks, universal background checks and some kind of monitoring where they can track the sales of weapons. i think we'll see something along that line and what my sources tell me at the white house. >> see if the sources are right. i'm sure they are. chris, thank you. michael, see you tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> developing at the white house, president obama makes the choice, you probably just saw it about 12 minu
gouty. thank you for joining us. >> thank you and good morning from south carolina. >> hello to south carolina. do you think there are specific concerns in the proposal that infringe and challenge the constitution? there are two proposals. the executive orders will be analyzed. i am not a huge fan much executive order and i am not. when there is it a republican president or democrat president. i analyzed executive orders and some of them, for instance call are on the fbi to enforce law. why didn't you have already done that. and why did it take newtown to ask them to enforce the law. others with mental health may make people feel better. but the reality is there is evil in the world and no order can prevent that. >> with the respect to the ban on assault weaponings, uma, go back to the last ban we had. we had columbine right in the middle of it we have a ban on murder and not working out well . ban on heroin and that is not working out well . ban on child pornography. what i am interested in doing is analyzing the president's proposal and everyone's proposal from a constitutional pris
1862, union general hunter ordered all the slaves in georgia, south carolina, and florida were free. he quickly formed his own ridge meant of free. aoe phapbs phaeugz proclamation means they could be identified. he was eager to test them on an expedition to florida. >> here we are at the fort clinch where the first south carolina served. obviously arriving in january. they are immediately going to go on that mission. >> that one night, the night of the 26th of january in 1863, a confederate cavalry unit and the first south carolina a ridge meant of african decent clashed. it's known as the battle of hundred pines. they knew they had to win this fight. when the smoke cleared the first south carolina was still standing. and the cavalry unit was gone. >> only two soldiers, one from each side be died that night. but history had been made. >> never forget those men. and i'm teary about that. it's a sacrifice to other country they have laid down. not just to their country but to their race. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> very well said. >> a battlefield unmarked but remembered. think back 150
south carolina governor who went before cameras more than three years ago, and confessed the extramarital affair and this morning mark sanford is plotting the political come back. >> first we are continuing to follow breaking news from london a helicopter crashes into a crane and slammed into the ground. the latest on the flames, the wreckage and the victims. >> if san jose police are investigating an attempted kidnapping. a mom has a tug of war with a stranger in order to live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good wednesday morning at 6:29. starting our day the sun is about to rise. come on. come on. come on. almost up! it will be warmer. we promise. thanks for joining us, i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. i join mike predicting the sun will rise. in the east. >> and then all will be happy but for the possibility of poor air quality in between. first, a look at live doppler 7 hd showing it is dry. no clouds. no rain drops. we have frost with temperatures in low to upper 30's. by noon, low-to-mid 50's. poor quality inland. we start frosty at 26 to
, look at this. does it look like a first down? the refs say yes, the south carolina state coach stecan't believe it. what? smith's helmet goes flies. he loses the ball. south carolina takes the lead on a 31-yard touchdown pass. michigan answers with 17 yards scoring toss there. they're now up by one but south carolina isn't done. final moments of regulation. gamecocks stop michigan 31-28 to win the youtd back bowl. >>> in basketball, the clippers' 17-game winning streak is over. f finishing with 14 points. clippers get called for a shot clock violation. it's l.a.'s first loss since november 26th. >>> dramatic finish in new york. carmelo anthony gets the knicks within three. finishes with a season-high 14 points. he gets a chance to tie at the buzzer, but his shot, no. bounces off the rim. blazers over new york, 105-100. >>> when we come back, covert operation. a soldier gives his family the surprise of a lifetime at the rose parade. every ar we pi a necity to plore. t thankso hotwir this yeawe got ttake becae they g us ridiculoly low pces on rlly niceotelsand ca. we hit ston the sprg--
're looking at nikki haley. >> really, have you ever talked to someone who lives in south carolina about nikki haley. the approval rating outside the palmetto rate is considerably higher than it is there in south carolina. >> but she's obviously done well. she's the governor, and she is generally liked around the country and also she is the kind of republican i think that we're look for. not overly conservative, and she would gather the party behind her. >> she's pretty conservative. she's a tea party favorite. >> but she's a tea party favorite but appeals to the moderate, the business republicans, which is where i stand. >> aisha, you think nikki haley? >> my whole entire family lives in south carolina, and i don't know anybody who likes nikki haley. >> who are those voters then. >> my whole family is in south carolina and i don't know a lot of folks who think really highly in her the way she's talked about on national level. >> what about all the voters voted for her in south carolina? >> that was a long time ago. there's been issues in the palmetto state, especially most recently. >> a lot
-1. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. duncan: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 5 printed in house report 113-1 offered by mr. duncan of south carolina. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 23, the gentleman from south carolina, mr. duncan, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from south carolina. mr. duncan: thank you, madam speaker. this is an $16 trillion is greater than our nation's economy exceeding our g.d.p. and we have on the floor floor toda legislation that calls upon our children and grandchildren even greater burdens of debt. it's time to end the credit card economics. we simply cannot afford to spend money that we are borrowing from countries like china on-line items we don't need and constitution isn't authorized to spend. my amendment strips one line item out of this bill. this is really low-hanging fruit. the sandy relief effort was increased by $1 million to boost the legal services corporation, massac
. then later, a conservative, mick mulvaney, a republican from south carolina. they both voted against the fiscal cliff deal that passed the house last night. we will hear from them. our next caller is john in conyers, georgia, on our republican line. caller: yes, i agree with what he was just saying, but it's not republicans and democrats. it is the congress itself that is playing with our money. it is president's current and past that have played with our money. greed of the politicians up their that have been playing with our money. they used a situation that we just have to scare people, to where we have almost non- reaction on both sides to push and fight each other and then use a bill setting we have done this as a pressure valve to release the, so that everybody's adrenalin falls out, so they can point blame and maintain their positions of power and their ability to spend money and going hither and thither in the arm. -- and yond. congress was never meant to be a full-time job. it was supposed to be part-time. for someone to be up there six years and get full retirement, that's
th congress. tim scott of south carolina is the first black republican from the south since reconstruction. quite an accomplishment. you think the largest civil rights group would be thrilled. apparently not. here is their president. >> we have republicans who believe in civil rights. unfortunately, he is not one of them. the party went after the so-called rhino as they call them, the republicans that believe in civil rights again and again. >> andrea: he doesn't believe in civil rights. in case the naacp isn't aware, senator scott is an american success story. someone every american could admire. >> i had a mentor, christian and solid conservative that started to think to me you could think your way out of poverty. amazing lesson for 15-year-old. over time, 25 years later as a small business owner i realized john was 100% right. >> andrea: does it stand for announcement of minorities or just the liberal ones? they said tim scott opposes many of the major initiatives that are backed by the liberal congressional black caucus. so bob, isn't that the reason this has nothing to
. lindsey graham is trying to be maverick jr. >> jennifer: he has good ratings in south carolina. >> he has good ratings right now, but we don't know which tea party candidate is going to run against him. jim dement from south carolina who just left, he was a true tea party right wing nut. a lot of south carolinaens especially republicans, don't think lindsey graham is a right wing nut too. >> jennifer: he has been prior to these past couple of years he has been a voice a reasonable, rational voice. >> sometimes he has sometimes he hasn't. >> jennifer: when he looks at climate change. >> yes. >> jennifer: he seemed to be reasonable. but all of a sudden he has taken this far tact to the right. >> he has a primary in a year and a half. >> jennifer: his numbers are pretty good. >> richard lugar's numbers were pretty good. >> jennifer: quickly your take on the virginia governor race poll out. former dnc terry mcauliffe is republicanning against ken cuccineu. >> the macversus the cuc. i went to college with ken cuccinelli. he was tea party before tea party was cool. >> jennifer: it sounds wrong.
a very heavy price. my friend from south carolina was around when we almost went over the cliff the last time, as we were about to shut down the government and it was all kinds of consequences but we pulled back from the brink after going over it, and it was the most serious of all these that i've seen. and i guess i would ask him, isn't it true that in our experience that presidents, whether they be republican or democrat, no matter what party or affiliation, going back to the famous ronald reagan and tip o'neill relationship where they sat down together and they saved social security for about 25 years, and it was tough medicine but they did it together, the president of the united states basically dismissed social security and medicare from his list of priorities, and what, as my friend from tennessee pointed out, we have a $16 trillion debt. and for to us say that we're not going to do anything about spending when we all know that spending is the biggest problem we have in this agreement, again, that is throwing kerosene on the fire that's on the other side of the capitol and that's
category, and there's more where that comes from. southwest virginia, western north carolina and south carolina, there aren't -- numerous watches and warnings for severe weather. adams town is picking up in frederick county. the very heavy rain continues but it is interesting to note that there is very little rain right now in the immediate washington area. north and west of the area these are wind advisories in effect overnight tonight, when gusts of 50 miles per hour. we hit 72 in washington today, 5 degrees shy of the record. not a single drop of rain reagan national airport. 70 reported in manassas and culpeper. the greatest threat is high wind and heavy rain. the timing of that will be 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., starting in the western suburbs. the second heavy round is between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. moving from west to east across the metro area later this evening. then we will settle down to a more predictable winter weather pattern over the next few days. maybe even some early morning snow on friday. saturday, partly cloudy, cold for the groundhog with temperatures in the uppe
. and congratulations mom. congratulations. do you have any family? >> south carolina's tim scott of course the only african american serving in the senate and the first black senator from the south since reconstruction, believe it or not. what can we expect from the new members that comprise the with weave of diversity. ab, let's start with tammy baldwin. coming from the same tat that put ron johnson in the senate not long ago. will she be a political soldier for progressives or be more moderate in representing a swing state? >> that is an interesting question, she is a known progressive. but wisconsin is a state of ticket splitters as you know, many wisconsin voters will vote for a democrat and republican on the same day, re-electing paul ryan and voting for president obama for example, she will have to look at the change demographics in her state. the first couple years she will vote like she has before and remain on the, you know, on the progressive side. it is a challenge to the members coming in, obviously, because whether you are a progressive or a conservative, the congress is so grid locked
. veronica was 2 years old at the time. until that night, she had lived in the south carolina home with her adoptive parents, matt and melanie capoblanco. they watched her come into this world. matt cut her umbilical cord, and they took her home from the hospital. by all accounts, in court records, they gave her a warm and loving home. but the court ruled they had to give her up. why? her biological father is a member of the cherokee nation. it's based on a law designed to make sure that native american children are adopted by indian families. in a statement today, veronica's adoptive parents said we're so incredibly grateful to the justices for agreeing to hear our case. it's been an extremely difficult year, but we now have a renewed sense of faith in our legal system. the court had denied their appeal. their legal options would have been pretty much exhausted. paul is part of their legal team, and we spoke earlier. paul, first off, a big day, obviously, for you and the family as well. i want to get your reaction to this news. are you surprised by it? i know you hoped for it, but did you
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